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Misheard lyrics

25 August 2015 - 09:07 AM

On the way home last night I heard Independent Woman by Destiny's Child on the radio.  All I could hear was Alf Garnet.  "Shoes on my feet, Alf Garnet"

 


You couldn't make it up (unless you work for the DWP)

18 August 2015 - 01:09 PM

Independent story on the DWP making up stories about people being thankful they had their benefits sanctioned.

 

It's beyond parody now...  I think even the Daily Mash will have trouble parodying that one.


Our modern caring society

15 August 2015 - 03:54 PM

Two stories today just really annoyed me about the real lack of empathy in society, especially the state run bits of it.

 

First one is just the police showing absolutely no empathy.  Yes, the car was uninsured but publicly shaming homeless people is not right.

 

Second one is someone fined £330 for stealing a 75p Mars Bar because they were hungry with their benefits stopped.  In all reality, this means that she will go to jail as this money can't be deferred with non-payment resulting in jail time, if she can't afford a 75p chocolate then she's not going to afford £330p.  She admitted the theft, what's wrong with the police giving a caution?  Surely this shows a huge lack of empathy on the part of the police, the CPS for pursuing it to court and the magistrate for not giving a straight absolute or conditional discharge rather than fine.


Free courses

04 August 2015 - 10:00 PM

My wife has signed up to a freebie course run jointly by the Open University and Dundee University on Forensic Science.  She sent me the link and I'm actually quite impressed at all of the freebie courses on offer there.  They're not meant as detailed sessions but as free knowledge gaining exercises.  There's something for everything on there from science to writing fiction to even military ethics (in the history section).


Windows 10

04 August 2015 - 05:11 PM

Reasons to be careful :D